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Letters GLP-1R agonists and weight loss

GLP-1R agonists are not a quick fix for weight loss

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 28 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1455
  1. Kristen A Iverson, medical student1
  1. 1University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
  1. kristen.iverson{at}

I query the validity of Vilsbøll and colleagues’ statement, “traditional treatments for obesity are, unfortunately, often short lived and consequently not especially effective,” when glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists have not yet been proved to be any better.1 No studies in their meta-analysis compared the use of GLP-1R agonists with …

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